About the NCC

Richard Oldfield, Chief Executive

"We are industry's research and development partner. When companies need to make things lighter, stronger, smarter and more sustainable they come to the NCC. With access to 'beyond' state-of-the-art technology and the best composites engineering capabilities in the world, we help our customers solve the most complex engineering challenges of our time."

Our Strategy

Leading collaborative innovation

A world leader in composite technology

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Leading collaborative innovation

To be recognised as a world leader in composite technology, accelerating the development and uptake of digital technologies for composites and growing the market for composites by driving innovation through collaboration and partnerships.


Highly motivated and engaged teams

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To push the boundaries of what's possible in the application of composites, building highly motivated and engaged teams that create an innovative and entrepreneurial culture at the NCC.



Leading in sustainability for composites

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To future-proof the application of composites by exploring novel materials and process capability, enabling industry to make more informed decisions on their application.

Changing markets and products

Making composites a mass market proposition

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Changing markets and products

To offer a wide range of capabilities from teams of specialists to the latest technology, to deliver complete engineering solutions. Improving the adoption and economic impact of the technology developed and delivering customer work to time, cost and the highest quality.

Resilient expansion

Making composites accessible

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Resilient expansion

To ensure composites technology and engineering expertise is accessible to every sector, so they can harness the full potential of composites and in turn, contribute to a sustained c.10% annual growth at the NCC.

Transforming business practices

Responding to the needs of customers

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Transforming business practices

To be agile and responsive to the needs of varied sectors and customers, and always working to the very highest standards of health and safety.

Our Stories

  • Composites in Rail event programme announced

    The programme has been announced for Composites in Rail, a conference run by AMI, leading provider of market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry. The NCC has partnered with AMI to support the conference and other composites events.
  • Connect innovators and educators to produce a workforce fit for the future

    High Value Manufacturing Catapult and partners launch important report to build a workforce fit for the future
  • Colette Cohen OBE announced as new Independent Chair of NCC Steering Board

    The NCC has announced that Colette Cohen OBE, Chief Executive Officer for the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, will join its steering board as independent chair.
  • NCC to support spin-out company that designs machine components to survive in harshest conditions

    The NCC is supporting a University of Bristol spin-out company in its next phase of development in addressing the problems of high-servicing requirements of machines in the marine, mining and offshore industries.
  • NCC testing of radiotherapy beds could save the NHS thousands

    The NCC's testing of damaged couch tops used in radiotherapy treatments at Cheltenham General Hospital's Oncology Centre could save the NHS up to £90,000.

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